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Edit features

Esri Maps for SharePoint provides an intuitive experience for editing features, including changing their geometries and attributes, adding attachments, and creating and deleting them. Editing is available for layers within ArcGIS Server dynamic map services and Spatial Data Service layers (feature layers) if the service was published with feature access enabled. For more information, see Layer types and Publishing feature services. Editing features is only available in the feature pop-up, not the feature data grid.

Once a feature layer has been added to the ArcGIS Map Web Part, editing an existing feature can be done by clicking the feature to display its pop-up. The pop-up includes buttons to add attachments, change the feature's values, edit its geometry, and delete it. See Pop-up windows for more information. If your users need to be able to add new features, enable the Add Features panel included with the Map Web Part. With the Add Features panel, users can create features by selecting the type of feature they want to add and drawing it on the map.

Configuring editing

Editing for feature layers is not enabled by default in the ArcGIS Map Web Part. This ensures that only the layers you want can be edited by your users. You can choose which layers can be edited, as well as other editing options, as follows:

  1. Click the Controls button on the Application tab on the ribbon.
  2. In the Configure Controls dialog box, click the Editor Configuration link to open the Configure Editing dialog box.
    Configure Controls dialog box
  3. In the Configure Editing dialog box, select the layers to edit. Only layers that support editing show here. If you select the option to edit all feature layers, editing is automatically enabled on any layers added to the map that support editing.
    Select layers to edit

    Editing cannot be enabled for layers that have clustering applied. If you attempt to enable editing on a clustered layer, you are prompted to turn off clustering.

  4. Click Next to show the editing options.
  5. Check the check box next to any of the editing options you want to enable and click OK to close the Configure Editing dialog box.
    Choose editing options

    The Advanced Editing Tools section contains tools intended for power users with advanced editing scenarios. When enabled, these appear on a toolbar at the bottom of the Add Features panel.

Once you have specified the layers to edit, the pop-ups for those layers include the following editing tools:

On-click pop-up window with editing tools
  • Delete Feature—Click the Delete Feature button to remove the feature from the layer.
  • Edit Shape—For point features, click the Edit Shape button, then click and drag the feature to the applicable location. For line and polygon features, click the Edit Shape button, then use the handles on the bounding box to scale, rotate, and move the shape, or click and drag on vertices to move the vertices of the shape.
  • Edit Values—Click the Edit Values button to edit the feature's attributes. Once you have specified attributes as necessary, click Apply. To exit without changing any attributes, click the Cancel button or close the pop-up.
  • Add Attachments—Click the Add Attachments button. The Open dialog box appears where you can select the applicable attachment.

Adding new features

If your users need to create new features, include the Editing tool in the Application tab on the ribbon. For information about including tools on the ribbon, see Configure the ribbon. With this tool included, users of the Map Web Part can click the button on the ribbon or the editing tab to open the Add Features panel, which displays the types of features that can be created.

You can create features using the Add Features panel as follows:

  1. Click the Editing tool on the Application tab on the ribbon.

    The Add Features panel appears.

    Add Features panel

  2. The types of features you can create display in the Add Features panel. If you do not see types for a layer you want to edit, ensure that editing is enabled for that layer. Click Configure Editing at the bottom of the Add Features panel to check this.
  3. Click the type of feature you want to add.
  4. Draw the feature on the map. If you are adding a point feature, click once on the map to draw the feature. If you are adding a line or polygon feature, click to add vertices, and double-click to complete the feature.
  5. Once you are done drawing the feature, its pop-up opens so you can edit the feature's attributes. Type the applicable values, or select them from the drop-down menus and date pickers that appear.
  6. Click the Apply button to save the feature.